Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Drop your Rechargables and Phones at Greenmarkets

Beginning this week, the Council on the Environment of New York City (CENYC) is placing collection boxes to recycle old rechargeable batteries and cell phones at select Greenmarket farmers markets across the city.

CENYC has joined the Rechargeable Battery Recycling Corporation’s (RBRC) national Call2Recycleprogram which will help NYC residents conveniently recycle their cell phones and portable rechargeable batteries. All of the materials collected through the Call2Recycle program are recycled and used to create other types of materials, including new batteries and scrap metal. None of the material broken down from the recycling of rechargeable batteries and cell phones makes its ways into landfills.

BK sites:


TUESDAY

8am-6pm

Brooklyn Borough Hall

Court & Montague

SATURDAY

8am-6pm

Brooklyn Borough Hall

Court & Montague

8am-4pm
Grand Army Plaza Greenmarket
NW Entrance to Prospect Park


8am-4pm

Fort Greene Park Greenmarket
Washington Park at DeKalb

8am-3pm
McCarren Park Greenmarket
Driggs & Union


http://www.cenyc.org/recycling/batteries

1 comment:

john..... said...

thanks a lot for this interesting piece of article relating to recycle mobile phones,"Drop your Rechargables and Phones at Greenmarkets" was indeed an helpful and resourceful post and i would like to add that The mobile phones have made our lives easier to a considerable extent. One can be connected to the loved almost from any part of the world and at almost at point of time. This innovation has done a lot to us. But on a very practical note, a handset cannot last for a lifetime. We, very often, change the handset when it stops working or gets too old to be repaired. Now, here comes a question as to what do you do with the old phone? Do you dump it somewhere, trough in the corner of a cupboard of the house, give it to the children on the street to play with or anything else? This is where the recycle mobile phone comes into picture. Some of the leading brands from the arena of handset production have come forward to lay emphasis on the importance and the need of recycling phones. One can wonder as to what is the need of the recycle? For them, it becomes necessary to know that the handsets contain various substances which may cause harm to the environment and recycling prevent these harmful substances from being exposed to the environment.